rachel's potato salad.

01 April 2010

rachel's potato salad.

what y'all will need:
2 pounds red potatoes, peeled & quartered
4 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped
6 strips crisp-cooked bacon, crumbled
1-2 tablespoons onion, chopped {optional}
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon parsley
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

the making part:
put the potatoes in a saucepan & bring to a boil.
cook until fork tender.

drain & transfer potatoes to a salad bowl.
season with the salt, pepper and lemon juice.
add the onions {optional}, parsley and eggs.
combine the mayonnaise and mustard and add to the bowl.
sprinkle the bacon over the salad and toss to mix well.

serve immediately or refrigerate.
the beauty of this potato salad is it's good warm or cold.

note:
i do everything BUT the onions until it's completely made.
i make 2 bowls: one with onions. one without.

hubby likes it cold with onions.
i like it warm without onions.
:)

this recipe can easily be doubled for family picnics.
and be warned ... it doesn't last long.

hope y'all enjoy.

xo, rachel

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22 comments:

fiberdoodles said...

YUMM...thank you for sharing!

cumquats said...

This is very similar to the recipe I use! The only difference is that I half mayonnaise and half sour cream for the dressing. Yum! Potato Salad is a favourite in our house too. :)

jaybird said...

coarsely chopped...
fork tender...
drain & transfer...??

if only i knew how to cook....

Purple Quilter Queen said...

How did you know I was looking for a good potato salad recipe for Easter Dinner??? This sounds so yummy! Thanks! Jenn

Elizabeth said...

Mmmmmm. You had me at bacon. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

Claire said...

I really don't like potatoe salad, but your recipe sounds really relly good (minus oinion, cuz you said optional)....well off to the grocery store to by potatoes!

RWL said...

mmmmmmm! making me crave summer picnics in the park. not soon enough... :)

Melody said...

Thanks for sharing. I usually only make macaroni salad. I may have to try your recipe instead.

Sandra said...

I`m in charge for the potatoes salad so this comes in very handy to try a new version. Thank you! :)

April M. said...

Yum - now I'm really in the mood for warmer weather :)

Sandra :) said...

Wow this post surely came at the right time - today was bright and sunny and summery - a perfect day for potato salad! I made it (I use half mayo and half sour cream as well) and will be serving it as soon as the burgers are finished on the bbq, lol! It looks delicious, and my 19 year old is already eying the bowl with a possessive look ;)

Terriaw said...

I am definitely looking forward to getting down on this dish! I'm with you - I love it warm and without onions too. Thanks for sharing!

Stacey said...

looks good, i might have to try this, hubby likes onions too, i do not. so i would do the same as you there. hope all is well with you, i have been hanging on, stressful, anyways, hope you are feeling well.

Anonymous said...

BACON! Sheer Genius. This is very similar to the recipe I make, which, from now on is going to include bacon.

Kelly O. said...

yum! just in time for our easter bbq!

Anina said...

Oh wow! This looks SO good!

Siren said...

Hi - I have just spent quit some time looking at all your works with great pleasure. I also added you to my blogg-list cause I will be back for more.
Happy Easter

Champagne said...

I like !!!

Promis, i will try!

marciae527 said...

Rachel I hope you are doing okay...
I'm missing your update for the pinwheel sampler :(

Hurry back!!!

Nicole said...

You had me at potatoes, eggs, bacon..! Will try this recipe, thanks!

Annie said...

Hi Rachel
Just a quick note to say i made your potato salad for lunch on Easter Sunday and it was a huge hit with all my family. Thanks so much and congratulations on your upcoming birth of a precious girl.

Monica Gum said...

I can't wait to try this. This looks awesome! Yum! Yum! Congrats as well on your little girl--our last one was a girl! She is now almost 2 1/2! Time flys! How many do you have?

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